Some of you may be wondering: What is a Co-lo? What can it do for me? Is it really beneficial to my company? Why is Metro’s co-lo in Arizona?
According to Margaret Rouse, she says “A colocation is a data center facility in which a business can rent space for servers and other computing hardware.” (TechTarget, 2014) In layman’s terms, it is a place you can store your server so that your data will be protected, properly stored, and backed up.
A collocation is a great option for companies with tons of data that needs to be securely stored and protected from Cyber Criminals and natural disasters. It costs a company approximately $ 55,000 or more in revenue each year their system goes down. (Subieta, 2014) That is just revenue! That doesn’t include IT service costs, employee costs, and LOST data. That sounds like a scary, costly experience that should be avoided at all times!